Smallville ended in 2011 after 10 seasons, throughout that time frame actor Michael Rosenbaum who played Lex Luthor, left after Season 7 with the hopes to do new things and to avoid having to shave his head constantly, since it hurt his chances at landing other roles.
Tom Welling who played Clark Kent on the series stayed, but rarely did interviews as he liked to keep private. This way of life for him continued when Smallville ended, with many believing he wanted to distance himself from the series. In an episode of Rosenbaum’s podcast “Inside of You,” Welling mentioned how he’s been more open to the fandom that being in Smallville created for him and has made convention appearances.
One of these appearances was at Awesome Con, in which he joined Rosenbaum for a Q&A where they both spoke about wanting to continue Smallville in animated form.
They discuss their time on the show as well as recent projects. You can watch panel below. Go to 32:28 to hear the part where they discuss returning to Smallville:
Smallville received a Season 11 in comic book form, but it’s possible they could adapt those stories or even create new ones. Welling is now in the FOX series Lucifer, based on the DC Comics imprint Vertigo comic book series, who has also expressed interest in appearing on Supergirl.
It wouldn’t be the first time WB Animation and DC Comics continued an older series in animated form. The 1966 Batman TV series received renewed fame when Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar voiced their famous roles in the animated films Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders and Batman VS Two-Face.
Bruce Timm went back to the DC Animated Universe he created in the 90’s with Batman & Harley Quinn and recently Batman: Brave & the Bold team released a new film called Scooby-Doo! and Batman: The Brave & the Bold.
Recently Dean Cain and Terri Hatches expressed interest in a Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman reunion show.
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